After Nellore rural MLA Kotamreddy Sridhar Reddy’s press meet, party cadre feels that some YSRCP leaders want Kotamreddy targeted by the government and party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy.
Kotamreddy was arrested earlier today for allegedly harassing Mandal Parishad Development Officer (MPDO), A Sarla. After he was granted bail, the assembly member addressed the media and targeted Nellore Superintendent of Police. He noted that the SP was brought to the district by former ministers P Narayana and Somireddy Chandramohan Reddy. “The SP has targeted me before elections and after. I welcome the decision of the CM, who had asked police officials to arrest me. However, they arrested me without any evidence through a biased probe,” Kotamreddy said.
Now party activists are worried that YSRC leaders have begun fighting among themselves. After Kotamreddy revealed that the case was filed with the help of Sarvepalli MLA Kakani Govardhan Reddy’s close aid, it is now suspected that Kottamreddy’s comrades are trying to put him at risk.
After the incident, rumours spread across the district. Most of the people believe that the YSRC MLAs are preparing the ground for the future. Pulling some MLAs into cases would help them rule the area without competition. This will also help them avoid competition during the next cabinet expansion.
However, this attack on MPDO Sarla would prove costly for Kotamreddy, as this is not the first time he has landed in a controversy. He had faced a tough time with a cricket betting case. Though the case is pending, people believed in him and voted for him during the last election. Later, he was blamed for attacking a journalist in Nellore. With these problems, he has almost lost his chances of being in the cabinet. However, this case would change the face of YSRC in Nellore in the future. It is expected that a lot more surprises lie ahead.